Thursday, May 5, 2011


      The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between KingAgamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege. Along with the Odyssey, also attributed to Homer, the Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature, and its written version is usually dated to around the eighth century BC. The Iliad contains over 15,000 lines, and is written in Homeric Greek, a literary amalgam of Ionic Greek with other dialects.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

50+ Followers yeah!

Now the recommendation of the day (this is for the kids also old guys too)

Curious George

           According wikipedia Curious George is a children's book written and illustrated by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey, and published by Houghton Mifflin in 1941. It is the first book in the Curious George series and tells the story of a monkey called George and his adventures with the man with the yellow hat.


      The man with the yellow hat captures a monkey called George in the jungle. They sail aboard a ship for a big city and George falls into the sea while imitating some birds. He is rescued and the ship finally puts into port. The man goes home with George but the monkey plays with the telephone and inadvertently calls the fire station, and is unfortunately taken to jail. He tries to grab a balloon from a vendor, but takes the entire bunch and sails away high into the sky. The wind dies down and George descends, landing on a traffic signal. The man rescues him, buys all the balloons from the vendor, and takes George and the balloons to the zoo, George's new home.

les deseo una lectura divertida

also thanks to all the followers....

noyou (:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Aeneid

                 (according wikipedia)The Aeneid (LatinAeneis [ajˈneːis]—the title is Greek in form: genitive case Aeneidos) is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgilfrom 29 to 19 BCE, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is composed of roughly 10,000 lines in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas's wanderings from Troy to Italy, and the poem's second half tells of the Trojans' ultimately victorious war upon the Latins, under whose name Aeneas and his Trojan followers are destined to be subsumed.
         The hero Aeneas was already known to Greco-Roman legend and myth, having been a character in the Iliad; Virgil took the disconnected tales of Aeneas' wanderings, his vague association with the foundation of Rome and a personage of no fixed characteristics other than a scrupulouspiety, and fashioned this into a compelling founding myth or nationalist epic that at once tied Rome to the legends of Troy, glorified traditional Roman virtues and legitimized the Julio-Claudian dynasty as descendants of the founders, heroes and gods of Rome and Troy.

     The Aeneid can be divided into two halves based on the disparate subject matter of Books 1–6 (Aeneas' journey to Latium in Italy) and Books 7–12 (the war in Latium). These two halves are commonly regarded as reflecting Virgil's ambition to rival Homer by treating both the Odyssey's wandering theme and the Iliad's warfare themes. This is, however, a rough correspondence, the limitations of which should be borne in mind.

have a good read :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Divine Comedy

was the first book I read, I hope you enjoy it as I

          The Divine Comedy (Italian: la Divina Commedia) is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature,and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature.

                    The Divine Comedy is in three parts, one that details his spiritual travels through Hell, one for Purgatory, and the other that takes him through Heaven, guided always by a figure of legend. In “Inferno,” the poet finds himself lost in dark woods, and though he tries to find his way out, he ultimately meets the ancient poet, Virgil. Virgil explains that in order to reach Paradise, Dante must first follow him on a tour of Hell, and then leads him down through the gates. For Dante, there are nine circles of Hell, each tailored to the sinners who go there. The sixth through the ninth circles have inner levels within each of them, and on the fourth level of the ninth circle of hell (where traitors to their masters reside) he finds Satan himself. The two poets exit Hell in time for the sun’s rising on Easter Sunday, and that is where Virgil leads him on to Purgatory. In this place, Dante is marked with seven P’s for each of the sins, and as they climb, these are removed and the climbing becomes easier. Purgatory, too, is terraced like Hell, but here the sinners could climb higher with proper prayer and repentance measures. There are seven terraces to Purgatory, with their corresponding historical and very real figures, and after the seventh he passed through a wall of fire to be guided in Paradise by his Lady, Beatrice, leaving Virgil behind. To pass through the river Lethe, Dante is told to confess his sins, but he instead faints and is carried across to find Beatrice. He finds Heaven has seven Spheres for each virtue and those who lived them so fully they became inhabitants, then Fixed Stars where many Apostles lived, and finally the ninth heaven (space itself) allowed him to witness Christ and the Virgin Mary entering and to gaze upon divinity as the angels sang. He’s left alone, though, to be one with God, and has no words to describe the greatness he finds.



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Don Quixote

 "En algun lugar de la mancha de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme" 

 is the most famous intro of a book at the spanish literature,the recommendation of today is  "Don Quixote"

       (according to wikipedia)      Don Quixote , fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha), is a novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age in the Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published.

have a good read